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Saturday, August 05, 2017

LK Report for 8/5/17 - CPS Still Sucks

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KAILUA-KONA —  Police are investigating the death of a toddler found lifeless in his foster care home last week.

The state medical examiner has not yet determined a cause of death for the 3-year-old boy who was pronounced dead at a Waimea hospital on July 25. On Monday, the state granted the Department of Human Services’ request for a temporary gag order. The matter is currently set for a hearing before a family court judge next week.


Florida police have arrested a businessman and accused him of participating in an illegal adoption of a 12-year-old girl from the Philippines in order to have a sexual relationship with her, according to WFTV.

More >> ‘A danger to minors’: Florida man allegedly adopts 12-year-old Filipino girl for sex

Councils’ ability to recruit and retain high-quality social workers is one of the biggest risks to the future delivery of children’s services, senior leaders have said.

More >> Social worker recruitment and retention among biggest risks facing children’s services, say leaders

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (CBS12) —  An internal review by the Department of Children and Families highlights an overworked agency in need of help.

More >> Report: DCF employees overworked, understaffed

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